Friday, January 9, 2009

Healthy Honey Morning Muffins


2½ cups 100% bran cereal

1-1/3 cups buttermilk

½ cup honey

1/3 cup vegetable oil

½ to 1 Tbs grated orange peel

2 eggs

2/3 cup dried cranberries

½ cup chopped pecans

1½ cups flour

¼ cup brown sugar

4 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

Honey Orange Butter (optional)

Honey Orange Butter

½ cup softened butter

¼ cup honey

1 Tbs grated orange peel


Preheat oven to 375° and line 12 muffin tins with paper wrappers.

Stir cereal & buttermilk together in a large bowl; let stand for 5 minutes to soften. Add honey, oil, orange peel & eggs to bowl. Stir until combined, and add to cereal, mixing just until combined. Spoon into prepared muffin tins. Muffin tins will be very full.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm with honey orange butter if desired.

Makes 12 muffins

Honey Orange Butter

Stir butter, honey, and orange peel together until well blended.



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